Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lake County
3838 Grandview Avenue
Gurneee, IL 60031
Provides professional supervised matches between adult volunteers and child to reduce the risks of drop out, drug use, child abuse, juvenile delinquency and more.
Bradley Counseling Center (Affiliate of Allendale Associates)
1 Offield Drive
Lake Villa, IL 60046
2835 W. Belivdere
Waukegan, IL 60085
Mental health services include: psychological testing, counseling and physcotherapy to children, adolescents, families, couple, and individuals with problems ranging from short-term adjustments to more severe or long-standing psychological, emotional or behavior disorders. Intake by appointment or referral.
Connection Resource Service, Inc.
Crisis and Referral Hotline
3001 Greenbay Road, Building 5
North Chicago, IL 60064
Information and referral crisis line set up to help people in times of need.
Family Center Resource on Disabilities
20 East Jackson Boulevard, Room 900
Chicago, IL 60604
An information service for parents and professionals; weekly parents rights training sessions; advocacy; public presentations on special education rights for organizations, etc.
Guardianship Services Associates
41A South Blvd.
Oak Park, IL 60302
Provides counseling, information and referral on all aspects of guardianship for minors and disabled adults; assists families and agencies in obtaining guardianship when required.
Lake County Literacy Program
Waukegan Public Library
128 N. County Street
Waukegan IL 60085
College of Lake County Office
19351 W. Washington
Grayslake, IL 60030
Individualized tutoring in basic reading, writing and math.
MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support)
MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support) offers a matching service for families with children who have the same diagnosis, as well as matches families to national support groups specific to the disorder. Please call Julie Gordon, president of MUMS to begin your connection today.
National Alliance for Mentally Ill
PO Box 6356
Libertyville, IL 60060
Support for relatives and friends who are coping with the affects of a loved one with a mental illness.
National Association for Downs Syndrome
PO Box 4542
Oak Brook, IL 60522
Offers support for new families, community parent groups, education, seminars, speakers and newsletters.
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago
155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 101C
Chicago, IL 60606
Information and resource service for individuals with disabilities, their families, caregivers, educators and others. UCPA has an excellent packet of information for all parents. Offers Lekotek and Compuplay programs, which help children develop skills through play with toys and computers.
Youth and Family Counseling
1585 North Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 14
Libertyville, IL 60048
Work with families of children with special needs and family issues that arise from the special demands of families. Services also offer counseling by qualified psychiatric social workers and psychologists to individuals and families concerning parent-child, marriage and individual problems. The agency also offers community education programs, Hispanic family therapy and parent-infant support.
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